Haulage News

All of the latest news from SNAP headquarters

26th March 2020

Government Announces Changes to Drivers Hours

Due to the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rules around drivers’ hours for essential items have been relaxed. Find out more here.

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19th March 2020

Changes to Locations on SNAP During COVID-19

Find out the latest updates from locations on the SNAP network during the Coronavirus.

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3rd March 2020

Why Do The British Say Lorry

The name for an HGV has been a longstanding Anglo-American debate. Across the pond, Americans often wonder, why do the British say lorry?

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26th February 2020

The VEGATRUCK Is Coming

The impressive VEGATRUCK is touring the UK, with a Formula 1 designed expanding trailer and a gigantic, American-style HGV.

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14th February 2020

New SNAP Website

After months of testing, trialling and plenty of effort, we are pleased to announce that the new SNAP website is now live.

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30th January 2020

SNAP Helped To Open 300,000 Parking Spaces in 2019

Find out how SNAP and the Depot Parking scheme helped to open an additional 300,000 parking spaces for the European haulage industry.

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10th January 2020

The Danish Parking Crisis

Truck drivers in Denmark are facing a parking crisis and are juggling fines. Find out how SNAP can help.

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8th January 2020

New Year, Same SNAP

A new decade has begun, but you can expect the same and much more from SNAP in 2020. Read this blog to find out more.

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6th December 2019

SNAP and the Haulage Industry at Christmas

The Coca-Cola truck manages to get all the recognition at Christmas, but SNAP would like to recognise the thousands of haulage drivers who work around the clock to deliver presents in their HGV sleighs.

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25th November 2019

SNAP Truck Parking Now in Germany

SNAP are delighted to announce that two German Truck Parking locations are now available on SNAP Account. Find out more information in this blog.

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13th November 2019

Site Spotlight - Newark Lorry Park

Find out more about the popular, Newark Lorry Park. We have exciting news about the location.

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8th November 2019

Fleet Operator Spotlight

This month, we are shining the spotlight on D&K Chilled Transport Ltd. Find out more about their business here.

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6th November 2019

Care Home Security Crisis

Vulnerable residents are becoming victims to a range of crimes and more needs to be done to bolster the security of these premises.

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15 October 2019

SNAP Ambassadors

We are proud to announce the launch of our SNAP Ambassador campaign. Find out more about our Ambassadors in this blog.

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10th October 2019

Is Your Business Secure

Without the necessary security infrastructure, business premises are under threat from theft and damages. Find out how we can help to protect your hard-earned profits.

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1st October 2019

A Truck Drivers Guide to Winter

Are you ready for the change in driving conditions? Check out our truck drivers guide.

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27th September 2019

The Best Truck Parks in The World

SNAP launched an investigation to find the best Truck Park in the world. Do you agree with our list?

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26th September 2019

Love the Lorry Week Roundup

The curtain has closed on Love the Lorry Week and we round up the events that took place. Read on to find out more.

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23rd September 2019

We are back for one more - Truckfest Original in Newark

We thought we had closed the Truckfest calendar for 2019, but we are back for one more. Who else will be at Truckfest in Newark?

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17th September 2019

Tachograph Compliance - a Guide

Are you making sure that you are following tachograph compliance? Here is the SNAP guide.

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13th September 2019

Love the Lorry Week

Find out all about what we have in store for the Love the Lorry Week.

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23rd August 2019

Last But Not Least, Truckfest South West

We are heading to the South West and our last Truckfest of the season. Find out what we have planned.

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22nd August 2019

5 Things That Only HGV Drivers Will Understand

There are some things that only an HGV driver will understand. Can you guess what they are?

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16 August 2019

We Need a Customer Account Manager to Join Our Team

SNAP are looking for a customer account manager to join the team. Do you think you fit the bill?

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12th August 2019

SNAP Mobile Washing is Live

SNAP are happy to announce the launch of their exciting new Mobile Washing service. Find out more here.

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31st July 2019

Next Stop, Truckfest Scotland

This weekend, we are in Edinburgh for the annual Truckfest Scotland! Find out what we have got in store for the event.

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30th July 2019

European Telesales Executive

We are looking for a new European Telesales Executive to join the SNAP team.

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26 July 2019

How Much Could Your Yard be Making from Depot Parking

Did you know that by making the vacant parking spaces in your yard available to SNAP drivers, you could be making an extra £100,000 in additional, annual revenue?

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25th July 2019

SNAP are at Truckstar Festival This Weekend

We have packed the van and we are ready to head to our first Truckstar Festival in the Netherlands. Find out what we have in store.

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16th July 2019

Fuel-Saving Tips for Truck Drivers

Did you know that fuel can cost up to 30% of the total operating costs of a fleet? Check out our top Fuel-Savings tips to save money on your fuel expenses.

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4th July 2019

SNAP and Premier Logistics Provide New Depot Parking Site

SNAP are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Premier Logistics to bring Depot Parking to the Leicestershire area.

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21 June 2019

We are Looking for an Application Developer to Join Our Team

Are you a skilled application developer? We are looking to expand our ever-growing, market leading team.

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19 June 2019

New European SNAP Parking Location

SNAP are excited to announce a new parking location in Europe. Find out more about the new site in this blog.

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13 June 2019

The Top 10 Trucker Songs

SNAP have made a list of the top 10 trucker songs ever. Do you agree with our lineup? Which tracks would make your top 10?

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11 June 2019

How Does Your Parking Site Cater for the Haulage Industry

Parking sites and their eateries play a huge role in the lives of many HGV drivers, so how does your parking site cater for the haulage industry?

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6th June 2019

The Truck Driver Guide to Budgeting on the Road

Are you always short of cash when you work away? Here is our truck driver guide to budgeting on the road?

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3 June 2019

SNAP Are Exhibiting at Transport Logistic in Munich

SNAP are looking forward to exhibiting at Transport Logistic in Munich. Find out what we have in store for the event.

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29 May 2019

The Top 5 HGV Cleaning Products This Summer

Summer is just around the corner and our roads will soon be under the sunshine spotlight. Here are our top 5 HGV cleaning products to keep you covered this summer.

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21 May 2019

Does Your Depot Site Offer Secure Parking

Secure parking locations are increasingly important for the haulage industry in the UK and Europe. How secure is your parking site?

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15 May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week and the Haulage Industry

Mental Health Awareness Week is not traditionally a campaign that is well recognised by the haulage industry, but thousands of HGV drivers are battling demons and suffering from mental health problems.

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9th May 2019

Driver Retention - How and Why

It can sometimes be difficult to maintain a happy and reliable driver workforce. Here are some top tips to maximise your driver retention rates.

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2nd May 2019

5 Top Tips to Make Your Truck Cab More Like a Home

Do you miss home comforts when you are on the roads? Find out what SNAP recommends to make your truck cab feel like your home away from home.

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30 April 2019

SNAP are Kicking off their Truckfest Season at Peterborough

We are looking forward to starting the Truckfest season in Peterborough this week. Who else can we expect to see there?

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23 April 2019

A Truck Driver`s Guide to Summer in Europe

Are you ready for your summer on the road? Check out our top tips to make truck drivers` lives easier during the sunnier season.

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17 April 2019

Join SNAP`s Depot Parking Network to Make Money & Help Solve the Parking Crisis

The UK is currently facing a HGV parking crisis. If you have room at your site, or vacant spaces whilst your drivers are on the road, why not earn money by hosting SNAP Account drivers?

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15 April 2019

Who else is excited for the CV Show 2019?

The annual CV Show is almost here and we have pulled out all the stops to make our stand the best one yet. Who else is planning to attend the UK`s biggest road transport event, later this month?

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12 April 2019

SNAP Account & Royal Mail in Partnership to Provide Exclusive Truck Parking

We are so excited to announce that we have started working with the Royal Mail to deliver secure Depot Parking to SNAP Account customers.

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22nd January 2019

The history of haulage and road transport in the UK

From steam powered carts to driverless lorries, the haulage industry has weathered economic crises and technological revolution.

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19th December 2018

Telematics has taken the transport industry by storm – but still has limitations to overcome

Telematics is providing incredible efficiency in the transport industry through the collection and use of real-time data from lorries and HGVs – but not everyone is convinced. Is the technology here to stay?

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6th December 2018

10 of the best tracking software and services for fleet operators

The use of GPS by the haulage industry has allowed fleet operators to track vehicles as well as boost efficiency and drive down various costs. Many products, services and companies have emerged as the demand for solutions has grown, but with so many choices available, it can be hard to differentiate between them. That’s why we’ve researched a number of fleet tracking systems to create a rundown of some of the best tracking software on the market.

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9th July 2018

Brazilian Truck Driver Strike Brought Country To A Standstill

Towards the end of May this year, truck drivers in Brazil announced that they would be striking. Their decision was in response to a law being changed that had previously ensured that oil sold domestically was cheaper than that sold internationally.

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7 June 2018

Secure Your Site With SNAP

As some of you may have heard, in March of this year, thieves managed to steal over 1.5 million powerful prescription painkillers from an HGV that was parked at a service station. SNAP`s Access and Security division can now assist sites in the prevention of any such incidents.

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17 May 2018

Some Fantastic New Sites in the SNAP Network

We are always working to expand our network of parking sites, both within the UK and Europe, and we have some great new sites to announce!

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30 April 2018

Back from The CV Show and on to the Next Event

We’re back in the office today after a long, hard week at the CV Show. As always, it was a huge undertaking with an awful lot of planning and preparation, but it went incredibly well and we were very pleased with how it went.

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26 April 2018

New Daily Checks Feature for Intruck

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the brand new Daily Checks feature on our partner app intruck.

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26 March 2018

Team SNAP Does Only the Brave for EAAA

As some of you might know, over the weekend just gone, a team of SNAP employees took part in a (very) muddy 6-mile obstacle course through the Suffolk countryside.....

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9th January 2018

What to Expect in 2018

With new sites, new customers, new employees and new services, 2017 was a fantastic and very successful year for us.

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14 December 2017

2017 - A Huge Year For UK Haulage

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24 November 2017

HGV Parking in Kent Needs Drastic Improvement

The lack of parking around Ashford and Dover, combined with new, harsh penalties for drivers has ruffled a few feathers

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6th July 2017

Even More Regulation and Harsh Plans for London Road Users

It’s pretty common knowledge that the streets of London aren’t exactly famed for their fresh air and lately there have been even more ideas announced to curb emissions in the capital.

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11th May 2017

Intruck App Coming Soon

After months of development and testing, we are happy to announce that our new app Intruck will soon be released.

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15th March 2017

Illegally High Pollution and Why the New Rules for London are Flawed

Later this year a new ‘Toxicity Charge’ for older, more polluting vehicles will be created in central London and in 2020 plans are in place for an ‘Ultra Low Emission Zone’.

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20th January 2017

The Road Ahead for the Haulage Industry

What is in store for the haulage industry in 2017? We have taken a look into some things you could expect to see this year.

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14th December 2016

Christmas Rush Exposes Shortfall in HGV Drivers

Christmas is just around the corner and companies are getting ready. From turkeys to sprouts, baubles to mince pies, so much of what makes Christmas has to be transported all across the UK.

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25th November 2016

Heathrow Expansion Plans

For over a decade, London’s Heathrow airport has been operating at 98% capacity, but having lost the title of World’s Busiest International Airport, how do they plan to expand?

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25th November 2016

Plans to Ban 35,000 Trucks From Operating in London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced his plans to ban up to 35,000 HGVs from operating in the capital by 2020.

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12th November 2016

Avoid late payment fines for the Dartford Crossing

The Dartford Crossing, introduced the automatic Dart Charge system in November 2014. Two years on are you still incurring unnecessary fines?

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18th October 2016

Paying for a truckstop with or without SNAP

SNAP Account is the hassle-free method of paying for parking. We compare the process of paying for a truckstop with or without a SNAP Account.

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